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The Nun

La religieuse

France | 2013 | 114 minutes | Guillaume Nicloux

Drawing on the same novel as Jacques Rivette's 1966 drama, Guillaume Nicloux's version provides a fresh take on the story of a young woman's harrowing experiences in nunneries. October 25.

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Born to a bourgeois family in the 1760s, Suzanne (a stunning Pauline Etienne) is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music who is at a loss when her parents send her off to a convent. After the Mother Superior who brings Suzanne comfort and solace dies, she is tortured by the sadistic and cruel Sister Christine (Louise Bourgoin). Finally escaping to another convent, Suzanne discovers another nasty nun (Isabelle Huppert), who turns out to be all-too-loving.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Principal Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Pauline Etienne, Martina Gedeck
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Year: 2013
Running Time: 114 minutes
Language: French
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